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Portia(pôr`shə), in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Portia(por -shă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986 from photographs taken by Voyager 2. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 41,070 miles (66,100 kilometers) with a period of 12 hours 21 minutes, and with a diameter of about 68 miles (110 kilometers).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
heiress disguises herself as a lawyer and wins a case for her fiancé’s friend. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]
takes own life after husband, Brutus’s, suicide. [Rom. Hist.: Plutarch’s Lives]
as a lawyer, ingeniously interprets to Shylock the terms of Antonio’s bond. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]
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